Ho Ho Ho! Two weeks to go!

With just a fortnight left to Christmas Day the Sentinel has decided to delve into the photo archive and put together a pre-festive slideshow of the Yuletide activities in the city so far...

There have been the traditional switching on of lights, Santa is making his pre-Christmas tour checking to see who has been naughty or nice and there have been parties aplenty.

Valerie Moore, second from left, pictured beside the Christmas tree titled ��Fruits of the Earth�" which she created in memory of the parents, Bobby and Lizzie Kelly, for the Festival of Trees in Dunnalong Parish Church, Bready. Included are, from left, Irene Faulkner, Joan Cole and Carol Wray. INLS4914-193KM

Valerie Moore, second from left, pictured beside the Christmas tree titled ��Fruits of the Earth�" which she created in memory of the parents, Bobby and Lizzie Kelly, for the Festival of Trees in Dunnalong Parish Church, Bready. Included are, from left, Irene Faulkner, Joan Cole and Carol Wray. INLS4914-193KM

Nativity plays and Christmas Open Nights are being staged all over the North West, and we hope our slideshow attached gives Sentinel readers a little pre-Christmas cheer... who knows, if the weather continues to be bad, Rudolph and his friends may get to pull the sleigh this year if we have a white Christmas.

Reverend David McBeth, who performed during the special Christmas music service at Dunnalong Parish Church, Bready, on Sunday night, pictured with, from left, Yasmin Watson, musician, Lila Moore, Suzanne Brown, representing the Derg Valley Choir, and Emily Peart, musician. INLS4914-192KM

Reverend David McBeth, who performed during the special Christmas music service at Dunnalong Parish Church, Bready, on Sunday night, pictured with, from left, Yasmin Watson, musician, Lila Moore, Suzanne Brown, representing the Derg Valley Choir, and Emily Peart, musician. INLS4914-192KM